30-Day Song Challenge: Days 7-12

Right then, here is the second instalment of my contribution to the current 30-Day Song Challenge.7. A song to drive to: ‘Born To Be Wild’ “Get your motor running” Never having driven myself, I couldn’t say for certain what would be suitable for this category. However, this one needs no introduction and always reminds me…

30-Day Song Challenge: Days 1-6

Late to the party (as usual), but I’ve only just found out about the 30-Day Song Challenge that seems to be doing the rounds on WordPress in December. For the life of me I can’t trace its originator, but it’s my sort of thing so I thought I’d play along. This is the full programme…

Song Lyric Sunday: First – ‘Take A Chance On Me’

“… I think you know That I can’t let go” Yep, that’s right. Monsieur Deadhead goes pop for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday Challenge of ‘First’ But this is very superior pop: Abba, of course. And I can relate to this, because I found myself in very similar circumstances once – albeit before this song…

Song Lyric Sunday: Listen – ‘The Music Never Stopped’

For Helen’s theme this week of ‘Listen’, you could do a whole lot worse than ‘See Me, Feel Me’, the seismic climax of The Who’s ‘Tommy’. Unfortunately, I used it in August last year when the theme was ‘heat’. So, back to the drawing board and the default option: the Grateful Dead, of course. This song may…

Song Lyric Sunday: Taking – ‘Comes A Time’

After last week’s theme of ‘giving’, I suppose I should have had at least an inkling that the theme for Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday this time would be ‘taking’. Unfortunately, though, I’m not that quick on the uptake. No matter. This is a comparatively obscure Grateful Dead song, with words by Robert Hunter and music…

21 Music Questions Answered

A few weeks ago (what can I tell you? I’ve been busy), the prolific Fandango posted his answers to 21 questions about musical tastes, set by another blogger. This gave me the idea of doing something similar, if only to relieve the thin and no doubt tedious diet of ‘One-Liner Wednesdays’ and ‘Song Lyric Sundays’…

Song Lyric Sunday: Giving – ‘Without You’

The summer of 1972. You had to be there. I’m grateful every day that I was. No, I can’t forget this evening Or your face as you were leaving But I guess that’s just the way the story goes You always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows Yes, it shows No, I can’t…